"I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Benjamin Spock on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Benjamin Spock on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Benjamin Spock on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Benjamin Spock on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Benjamin Spock on James C. Dobson
"There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and its mother's age."
"Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be."
"What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all."
"Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled."
"All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood."